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The Government of Anambra State has entered into a partnership with a private ICT Firm, Decent Job Tech Skills, to facilitate the implementation of ‘Code Anambra’ programme designed to empower thousands of Anambra people on advanced technology skills.
In a statement which was sent to The Eastern Updates on Sunday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Ms. Chinwe Okoli disclosed that the partnership was a reflection of the commitment of Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, towards promoting innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and job creation in the state.
According to her, Code Anambra is designed to equip Anambra youths with the knowledge, expertise and practical skills in various core and advanced digital skills that include Web Development (Frontend), Web Development (Backend), Cloud Computing, Mobile App Development, Machine Learning, Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blockchain Technology, Product Management, Cyber Security, UI/UX Design (Product Design), Digital Marketing, Arduino Programming/Internet of Things, among others.
Her words: ‘It is a four-month programme that comprises intensive training, learning, and project phases, and it’s open to indigenes and residents of Anambra State who possess a certain level of proficiency in using computers. It’s a continuous cohort-based program with options for on-site or online participation.
‘By participating in the training programme, individuals would have the opportunity to enhance their technical skills and embark on a promising career path within the software development industry.
‘Upon the successful completion of the programme, top performers would have the unique opportunity to be connected with internship placements in reputable tech companies and organizations.
‘Additionally, outstanding participants could also be matched to available jobs through the Anambra Jobs Program providing them a direct pathway to contribute to the growth of the local tech ecosystem.
‘Code Anambra program will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the local tech industry by nurturing and developing the next generation of innovators, inventors, digital skilled workers and talents in Anambra State.’
Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director/CEO of Decent Jobs Tech Skills, Chigozie Ezugwu, said: “We are honoured to partner with the Anambra State Government and SID in launching the transformative Code Anambra Digital Skills Training Programme.”